2022-02-02 E-Edition

County Mourns Loss of SCTC Board Members

Residents were saddened to lose two longtime serving community members over the past couple of weeks. John Ferguson of Big Moccasin and John Kilgore Sr. of Manville, who both served as board members on the Scott County Telephone Cooperative Board of Directors since 1986, passed away less than two weeks apart. It leaves two vacancies on the board where Kilgore […]

After Battle With COVID, Sheriff’s Deputy Returns to Duty

After a 10-month hiatus, Deputy Steve ‘Pee Wee’ Smith, a deputy with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, has returned to duty following his diagnosis of COVID 19. Smith contracted the virus back in April 2021 and underwent a life-changing and humbling journey through recovery to get back to the point where he was cleared to return to duty. “It’s been […]

Public Invited to Give Input on Bristol ‘Project Pipeline’

Public feedback is being sought through Feb. 14 for transportation studies assessing potential improvements in Southwest Virginia. One of the four study areas include a section of highly traveled roadway in Scott County – Route 23 in the Weber City area. According to Virginia Department of Transportation, input is sought to allow officials to analyze operational and safety issues between […]

Health District Partners with Dollar General to Offer COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

The Virginia Department of Health’s LENOWISCO Health District is partnering with local Dollar General stores to provide COVID-19 vaccinations. The first event will be held this Saturday in Dryden, VA. Additional clinics are scheduled each Saturday during the month of February at various Dollar Generals throughout Scott County: Saturday, Feb. 5, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Dollar General in […]

Quinn Summary – A Celebration of Phones

If you’re like me, your life can be divided into two time periods…BCP (Before Cell Phones) and ARD (After Rotary Dials). Yeah, back in those ancient times a phone was stationary. It sat on a desk or hung on a wall, and you appeared before it when you wished to talk. During my teen years, I remember a kitchen phone […]

Early Birthday Greetings Help to Brighten Stallard’s Day

And now, February. An anonymous author once wrote, “February is one of my favorite months.” Even though it is the shortest month of the year, it is jampacked with events including Groundhog Day and Valentine’s Day. It is Black History month, as well as American Heart Month, Canned Food Month, Grapefruit Month and Hot Breakfast Month. Who knew that a […]

COVID-19 Vaccine, Treatment Options are Available in Area

Throughout the Southwest region, COVID-19 numbers continue to rise meaning the need for both vaccines and other COVID-19 treatments have also increased. Yesterday, the total number of COVID-19 cases reported in Scott County fell shy of 5,000 by only 10 cases (4,990). That’s an increase of 324 reported cases since last Tuesday. According to the Virginia Department of Health, vaccination […]

What Students Should Do After Filing the FAFSA

After completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), students can take other steps to ensure they receive as much money for college as possible, according to KHEAA. Submitting the FAFSA is especially important for students who are expecting to receive financial aid from programs. Students will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) that recaps the information from their […]


The Lonesome Pine Regional Library Board of Trustees meet Thursday, Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. in the Harris Art Gallery at the Wise County Public Library. The finance committee meets at 12:40 p.m. to review monthly payables. Fish and chicken dinner served with lots of fantastic sides, a large variety of homemade desserts and drinks is planned for Saturday, Feb. […]